Come and join our happy family and learn about Swiss life in a beautiful village in Lengnau, Switzerland

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, Bonjour, Buongiorno

    We are a happy family with three boys (born in 2011, 2013 and 2015) and we live in a beautiful individual house in Switzerland. Our village is very well located to explore Switzerland/Europe. From here, you reach Zürich, Basel and Berne in 1 hour, Geneva in 2 hours, Paris in 3.5 hours, Milan in 4.5 hours, the French and German boarder in only 1 hour by train. The train station is a 20 minutes walk from our house.

    For our guests, we offer an own appartment with kitchen and bathroom. There are three beds, a TV, a piano in the appartment. We have Netflix and WiFi. Normally, we have two guests. We also offer bikes to our visitors. You can live and eat for free. We eat together as a family. Our boys are at school every morning and 1-3 afternoons per week. They are very used to visitors as we already had more than 70 guests. Our kids speak German and French fluently and they speak English, too. I speak German, French, English and Italian.

    You should love animals, because we have one dog (a Golden Retriever) and 3 cats. You should be non-smoker! You should be female, as you will share the appartment with another female workawayer...

    We are looking for someone who would like to explore Switzerland/Europe, who loves kids and animals and who is interested in spending time with us, sharing culture and language. We would like our boys to improve/train their French and/or English, so we are looking for guests with high spoken level in English or French.

    We can give you references from guests, who have already been here. We had guests from: Australia, USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg,... Some of them came back for 2-3 times.

    We really love doing this, because we find friends all over the world. They become members of our family...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You could improve your German, French or English with us. You would learn about Swiss life, Swiss culture and you can taste typical Swiss food and other international food. I often speak with our guests in the afternoon, we sit in the chair and chat together. In summer, we have a swimming pool. Often, I go for walks with our guests.

  • Help

    Help

    In the morning, you would accompany the boys to school and back (15 minutes walk), walk the dog for 1-2 hours, do some house cleaning (especially vacuum cleaning). The rest of the morning is free. When the boys are here in the afternoon, you can play with them, do paintings, read books, go to the forest with them. But often, they also play alone or with the neighbour kids on the road. So entertainment program is more for rainy days... Every weekend is free.

    You would set the table before eating and help to clean up after. My husband is a very good cook, he always cooks a big dinner with different plates. For lunch we eat the leftovers. If there isn't enough, you would have to cook some pasta or other easy dishes like you want...

    These tasks can be shared between our guests. I am a primary school teacher and I teach every morning and one afternoon per week, the other afternoons I am at home as well...

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For our guests, we offer an own appartment with kitchen and bathroom, which is located in our beautiful individual house. We have a big garden and behind the house, there is a forest and a mountain. From our house, you have a wonderful view of the Alps (if it is sunny, hehehe). There are three beds, a TV, a piano in the appartment. Normally, we have two guests. They often travel together at weekends. We also offer bikes to our visitors. You can live and eat for free. We eat together as a family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our village is very well located to explore Switzerland/Europe. From here, you reach Zürich, Basel and Berne in 1 hour, Geneva in 2 hours, Paris in 3.5 hours, Milan in 4.5 hours, the French and German boarder in only 1 hour by train. The train station is a 20 minutes walk from our house. A cheap way to explore Europe is also by taking the Flixbus.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have an appartment for our visitors which is located in our individual house. There is a table in it and we have a very good internet connection.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximal 4-5 Stunden am Tag, 5 Tage die Woche

Hiking tour in the Swiss Alps with Rosalie from France and Chinh from Vietnam. (Summer 2020)
Having fun in the snow, sledge riding with Peyton from South Carolina, USA
Playing in the forest with Mei Ting from Hongkong...
Swiss national day party with a Canadian and Italian Aupair...
Walking tour with two French and one Croatian Aupair-guest...
View from our living room...
Our family with our three Aupair guests (2 Canadiens and one from Scotland)
Jaro with Nelly from Canada
our dog Gioia in our living room
Our boys with Bridget from LA, USA. This was her second visit...
The appartment for our Aupairs...
Our family!!!
Our house...
A trip to the mountains with two American Aupair guests...

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